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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Carbonite Server Backup

Top Rated
33 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Carbonite Server Backup

Top Rated
33 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

If you don't have to manage your client's email and their email archiver Acronis works very well. If you're looking for just a backup service for what's on a particular computer then Acronis is perfect. It is easy to use, so newcomers are not overwhelmed with features.It does not include as robust features as Barracuda and Cloudberry, but it does work well as just a backup.
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Carbonite Server Backup

In our case it was a perfect fit for not just our server backup, but we can log into a main console and check on backups on PC's thru out the company
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
7.0
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
5.7
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
6.8
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
6.3
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
7.3
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Carbonite Server Backup
4.5

Pros

  • User-friendly interface makes it easy to manage.
  • Easy to restore files/systems.
  • Acronis supports mobile devices such as Android and Apple.
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  • Intuitive user interface, easy to set up, easy to use, perfect for SMBs.
  • Cost effective, secure solution.
  • Great for file recovery, and full system restore.
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Cons

  • It can be a little expensive.
  • You have to install an agent on your servers.
  • I did not have great luck with it backing up Linux servers.
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  • The need for a good internet connection for initial sync, but Carbonite can't really be to blame for this one.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup9.1
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We have renewed our subscription over the course of a few years now. We used to use Backup Exec and it was tedious and difficult to obtain our backups when needed. Acronis just fits our environment style and the way we prefer to do business and use our third party software.
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Usability

Acronis Backup8.2
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I give it a rating of 9 do to its ease of usability. It's ease of understanding how to setup - form - fit - and function. I have no sorrows when having to login to the console in order to setup a new backup schedule or retrieve and recover lost data.
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Support

Acronis Backup8.2
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We have only had to contact support a hand full of times. The reason for this 9 out of 10 is do to how quickly and cooperative they have been on the rare occasion we needed to chat with them about our small questions or queries with potential issues do to the nature of our business.
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Implementation

Acronis Backup9.1
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I don't have any real key 'insights' per say except that it wasn't difficult at all, and do not be afraid to dabble in its tools and settings. It is quite intuitive with built in common sense. I cannot say enough good things about our companies experience when using this backup software.
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Alternatives Considered

I used this in place of Backup Exec and was extremely pleased with it. Backup Exec is really confusing and the backups are unreliable. I loved replacing it with Acronis.
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We used Symantec many years ago, so I don't know that I can compare the two fairly. Backup Exec was hard to use and we backed up on tapes, rather than in the cloud. I feel much more confident in the backups that we have with Carbonite.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
Does the job. Covers large and small scopes. It is nice to know that as our company expands, there are multiple software options available to support our backup needs and to possible make the expansion easier trough being able to view multiple servers through one station. We have yet to scale what we have set but communication with Acronis support has made us confident that it will be simple.
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Return on Investment

  • Great, easy to use backup solution for small to medium businesses
  • Can be cumbersome for management with complex deployments
  • Requires physical interaction to swap media and obtain offsite backups (unless sending data offsite is an option)
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  • I feel that it's had a positive impact on the library's security, in that it's not that hard to use, and I think the value for what we pay is worth it.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Carbonite Server Backup

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Trial and paying customers have access to our valet install free of charge. Call and speak to a specialist who can remotely connect to your machine to ensure it's installed and configured correctly to protect your critical data.